Ricky Rubio

A popular basketball player since age 14 in his native Spain, he was drafted by the Timberwolves in 2009 and made his debut with the team two seasons later. The spunky, long-haired point guard tore his ACL in March of his first year in the NBA, yet still finished second in Rookie of the Year voting.

key info

Birthplace:

El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain

Age:

24

Team:

Minnesota Timberwolves

Position:

Point guard

Number:

9

Height:

6 ft. 4 in.

Weight:

194 lb.

Salary:

$3.48 million in 2012-13

Awards:

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012), NBA Rising Star (2012), FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2006), FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009), Mr. Europa (2008)

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Welcome back, Nikola and Andrei

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 17 2013 - 9:35 PM

After the game, Wolves forward Andrei Kirilenko was saying he felt about 60 percent after having played his first game in the month of March. Nikola Pekovic? He looked and sounded tired.But both came...

Zgoda's NBA Insider: Wolves have to sell hope to sell tickets

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 11:15 PM

In a season that began with so many expectations, the injury-ravaged Timberwolves are on their way to missing the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year.Only 70 percent of their 10,000...

Wolves can't hold off Houston

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 7:32 AM

HOUSTON – On Friday morning, All-Star guard James Harden walked off the Toyota Center court after shootaround and suggested he might not play later because of a right foot that has throbbed for...

TFD: Kevin Love's long recovery could mean another long April for Wolves

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 14 2013 - 6:00 PM

Kevin Love's first broken bone this year (knuckle pushups) damanged the Wolves' playoff chances, and his re-break, along with other assorted injuries, essentially finished off those chances.But there...

Banged-up Rubio throws body around

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 14 2013 - 12:29 AM

INDIANAPOLIS – One night after he delivered his first career triple-double with a tireless 21-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist game, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio slowly limped across the...

Rubio helps Wolves in a big way

VIDEO Updated: Mar 13 2013 - 1:42 AM

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